Hydraulics

Without doubt, there is never a dull moment here at Hydraulics Online; the team’s love of hydraulics never even begins to tire, such is the constant stream of new customers, new applications and new projects that we are involved with each day. No two days are ever the same.

From around the corner to the other side of the world, from hobbyists and pleasure-seekers to big “household” names, and from engineers who needed a part “yesterday” to universities and research centres who are helping to define the future…  Our customers come from all walks of life and from all corners of the globe. Literally.

Some haven’t any knowledge about hydraulics, or only ever need hydraulics “once in a blue moon”, while others are passionate about hydraulic engineering and are looking for regular cost-effective and reliable supplies of known equipment.

We know our stuff…

Hydraulics Online have always been fast, friendly and competitive but we value them most because they are innovative and can find answers to the really tough problems.

2 bsi-iso-9001So, our technical team enjoy a reputation for consistently providing practical, trusted advice and solutions as far as hydraulics are concerned. That’s only right isn’t it? But, our ISO 9001 accreditation means that we walk the hydraulics talk too… and do what we say we’re going to do  – when we say we’re going to do it!

Can I thank you for your speedy service. The rig is operational and we will now meet tomorrow’s delivery requirement.

There are plenty more testimonials where these came from… But don’t just take our word for it - click through and see for yourself.

Back to our customers. It’s hard to think of an industry, market or corner of the world where we haven’t supplied hydraulics and designed systems. Our work to date spans: Agricultural and forestry, energy and power generation, other hydraulic engineering ”specialists”, manufacturing, industry and mining, marine and offshore, mobile hydraulicsoriginal equipment manufacturers and other specialist applications e.g. ATEX

lavenderHydraulics probably wouldn’t be your first thought if you were standing in a beautiful lavender field, but a new customer contacted the team looking for hydraulic systems design support to build a new piece of equipment – a ‘lavender lifter’ to de-head and harvest the flowers using bristle heads, much like a road sweeper, albeit much more gently! The team worked through the design and then quoted for a hydraulic motor with 50cc end ports, a 16mm flange and a 3/8″ BSP priority flow divider. It was dispatched the very next day.

Marine-Winch

Hydraulics are commonly found in marine and offshore equipment, and a well-established overseas hydraulic engineering company approached the team looking for a radial piston motor to replace an existing unit used on a marine winch system.  The original motor was obsolete, but it also had a non-standard shaft.

Marine WinchWorking from photos taken of the original unit, Hydraulics Online identified that an Italgroup (IAMD series) radial piston motor with a bespoke shaft was perfect for the job.

“Just to let you know how impressed I am with your service… Not only did you recognise the motor I needed where others had failed to do so, but you were able to despatch a replacement to me that same day.”

So, whoever you are, whatever you do (even if you’re Concorde, yes Concorde!) if you need hydraulics you’ve come to the right place!

Case Study: Hydraulic Power Packs for Specialist Vehicles

Supporting customers’ new product development activities and delivering tender-winning solutions is all in a day’s work for the technical team here at Hydraulics Online. Our philosophy is one of not just “taking orders”, unless that’s all that our customers want and need us to do. Instead, we make it our business to understand your business… only then can we be sure that we are supplying you with hydraulic equipment that really is “fit for purpose”. Unfortunately, not everyone shares this way of thinking.

A global specialist vehicle converter, contacted the technical team recently looking for support having been let down by their existing supplier. They had previously taken delivery of a hydraulic power pack that had been incorrectly specified and was simply not suitable for their application; their successful tender for a major new contract was at stake.

Having asked the “right” questions and gathered as much information as they could about the application and its operating parameters, the technical team proposed an alternative system and suggested some additional improvements and safety features that could be made to the design.

Within the week the customer received their hydraulic power pack and additional equipment, and shortly afterwards began to put it through its paces as the prototype platform lift of a commercial vehicle. It worked a treat. The customer then placed an additional order to to enable them to implement our earlier recommendations for additional systems improvements… and we are delighted to say that they won the tender!

So whether you are looking for a relatively standard hydraulic power pack, or a bespoke unit as part of a larger hydraulic systems design project then you’ve come to the right place. You can find out more about the different types of hydraulic power unit here or…

Catalogue LogoClick here to hop over to our catalogue and view our range of standard, mini and micro hydraulic power packs. If you can’t find the hydraulic power pack that you’re looking for then complete our stock enquiry form, or for more technical advice and hydraulic power pack quotations then please contact one of our team

Testimonial: Animal Foodstuff Supplier

I’d just like to thank you and your team for the great service that you gave me last week. When the manufacturer told me they had 350 of the motors that I needed on back order I didn’t hold out much hope.

Hydraulics Online however came to mine and Great Yarmouth’s rescue.

We had a ground loader box blocking the town centre car park. Goodness knows what we would have done without you. Thanks again.

Click through on the following links if you’d like to find out more about us and our customers, the markets and hydraulic manufacturers that we deal with and the hydraulic products and services that we can provide.

Remember, if it’s hydraulic we can design it, supply it, solve it or repair it!

Testimonial: Commercial Tail Lift Hydraulic Repairs

Many thanks for all the help we received from the team at Hydraulics Online. You solved our problem for us more swiftly than anticipated and our customer is already back on the road.

Our hydraulic power packs are manufactured here in the UK and are used widely on commercial tail lift vehicles. They are a  direct replacement for old Smiths Industries hydraulic power packs which are still in use on many tail lifts today.  Even though they are classed as “standard”, we can still tailor our power units to meet customer-specific requirements and whilst providing a cost-effective solution, our power packs do not compromise on quality and reliability. Lead times are never usually an issue; we can more often than not ship the same day, so we can react quickly when customers, like the one featured here, are in a breakdown needing urgent tail lift hydraulic repairs!

Click through on the following links if you’d like to find out more about us and our customers, the markets and hydraulic manufacturers that we deal with, our standard and bespoke hydraulic power packs and other hydraulic products and services that we can provide.

Remember, if it’s hydraulic we can design it, supply it, solve it or repair it!

Testimonial: Nationwide Mobile Hydraulic Engineers

Just a short email to say “thank you” for your service and supply over the last 6 months. Your service and speed have been very helpful to our business… helping us move forward with new and old customers in the hydraulic trade. We are very satisfied with Hydraulics Online and look forward to a good working future together. Please keep up the good work.

Click through on the following links if you’d like to find out more about us and our customers, the markets and hydraulic manufacturers that we deal with and the hydraulic products and services that we can provide.

Remember, if it’s hydraulic we can design it, supply it, solve it or repair it!

Case Study: Original Equipment Manufacturer - Specialist Vehicles

The Customer: Specialist Vehicles Manufacturer

The Task: To provide a bespoke hydraulic system to suit the customer’s specialist, diverse applications.

The Solution: The basic functional description was taken from the customer against which the Hydraulics Online design team proposed a complete hydraulic system which was “fit for purpose” from the outset; meeting both the customer’s budget requirement and specialist business design needs without the need for any further re-engineering.

Case Study: Small Original Equipment Manufacturer

The Customer: Small OEM within Construction Industry

The Task: To design and supply a complete hydraulic drive system for a multiple function prototype machine within the construction industry.

The Solution: Hydraulics Online designed and supplied a complete power and drive-train system, enabling the customer to take their product to market competitively priced and with real market advantage.

Case Study: Bespoke Hydraulic Cylinders

The Customer: International Refuse and Waste Management Services Company

The Task: Hydraulics Online received a very basic email enquiry from this new international customer requiring a 3-stage telescopic, double-acting hydraulic cylinder.

The Solution: After numerous telephone calls and emails Hydraulics Online’s hydraulic engineers were able to determine the exact specification against which the customer placed their order. The 3-stage telescopic, double-acting hydraulic cylinder was completed within the required time frame.

Click through on the following links if you’d like to find out more about us and our customers, the markets and hydraulic manufacturers that we deal with and the hydraulic products and services that we can provide.

Remember, if it’s hydraulic we can design it, supply it, solve it or repair it!

Case Study: Hydraulic Tipping Skip Hoppers

The Customer: Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturer and Wholesaler

The Task: To provide a complete hydraulic system and hydraulic cylinder for a tipping hopper application.

The Solution: Hydraulics Online specified, designed and supplied a complete hydraulic system including hydraulic power pack and hydraulic actuator. Hydraulic cylinders and mounts were made according to the customer’s specification and the whole package was delivered within budget and time constraints.

Click through on the following links if you’d like to find out more about us and our customers, the markets and hydraulic manufacturers that we deal with and the hydraulic products and services that we can provide.

Remember, if it’s hydraulic we can design it, supply it, solve it or repair it!

Case Study: Original Equipment Manufacturers - Materials Handling

The Customer: Leading Materials-Handling Equipment Specialists

The Task: To engage in a portfolio of market-leading product development thus enabling the customer to expand their product range and penetration into major accounts within the UK and overseas.

The Solution: Continual development and expansion of a competitively priced market-leading product suite, with a great deal of interest having already been registered from many sectors and household names from around the world.

Click through on the following links if you’d like to find out more about us and our customers, the markets and hydraulic manufacturers that we deal with and the hydraulic products and services that we can provide.

Remember, if it’s hydraulic we can design it, supply it, solve it or repair it!

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